MEDUSA Diamonds 3 Oz Silver Coin 3000 Francs Cameroon 2019

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This beautiful 3 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to one of the most famous and fascinating personalities of the Greek mythology - Medusa. The coin features tow genuine Diamond inserts, has an incredible High Relief, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Extremely Limited mintage of only 250 pcs worldwide.

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Availability date (may change): 15-May-19

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Specifications
Country Cameroon
Year 2019
Face Value 3000 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 93.3 (3 oz)
Diameter (mm) 50
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 250
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Medusa
In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers upon her face would turn to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, though the author Hyginus makes her the daughter of Gorgon and Ceto. According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, she lived and died on an island named Sarpedon, somewhere near Cisthene. The 2nd-century BCE novelist Dionysios Skytobrachion puts her somewhere in Libya, where Herodotus had said the Berbers originated her myth, as part of their religion. Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.

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